SmallGovCon Week In Review: October 5-9, 2015

With the recent flooding in the east, we hope that our readers who are being affected are staying safe and dry during this challenging time.

In this edition of SmallGovCon Week In Review,  the Air Force is struggling to make service contracts competitive, alleged WOSB fraud leads to a civil fraud lawsuit, Guy Timberlake delves into the merits of simplified acquisitions, and much more.

  • While other services are increasing the competitiveness of their contracts the Air Force struggles to make service contracts competitive. [Federal News Radio]
  • A settlement has been reached in a case in which the government accused a company of falsely claiming women-owned status in order to obtain defense contracts. [Reuters]
  • The recently-passed National Defense Authorization Act could help small businesses win more government contracts–but will the President veto it? [The Business Journals]
  • When it comes to the amount of effort and money spent pursuing certain rewards, small federal contractors should consider that sometimes, the biggest buckets of dollars don’t always equate to the biggest bang for the bucks. [GovConChannel]
  • Expect to see more mergers and acquisitions among federal contractors in 2016. [Federal News Radio]
  • Effective October 1, the GSA launched the new single Professional Services Schedule, which consolidates eight single Schedules to one. [GSABlog]
  • The DoD plans to set up centers of excellence that will specialize in commercial item costs to help establish fair and reasonable prices. [Federal News Radio]

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